Kristin Iglum holds a degree in Master of Business from BI Norwegian Business School. She has worked in the Norwegian Foreign Service since the 1990’s, and her first posting abroad was as embassy secretary at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing. She has worked at foreign missions in Asia, Europe and America, and spent five years at the Embassy in Beijing before coming to Shanghai in 2016. She is currently the Consul General of Norway in Shanghai.
The Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai strives to further develop Sino-Norwegian relations in this important part of China. The ties between the Eastern provinces of China and Norway are longstanding, strong and dynamic. During more than 150 years, Norwegians have lived and worked here. Our consular presence in Shanghai dates back to 1853, and in 1906 the Royal Norwegian Consulate General was opened as one of Norway's first independent Foreign Service missions.
In charge of drainage industry management, Suzhou River comprehensive improvement, ocean environmental protection, as well as written opinions for the National People's Congress and CPPCC proposals, culture, sports and other work. Coordinating the construction of spiritual civilization, comprehensive management, safe production, emergency management (drainage), drainage industry planning, preliminary work of drainage project construction
Zhu Shiqing served as the deputy director of the Shanghai Water Affairs Bureau (Shanghai Ocean Bureau) since 2003. In November 2018, he became the deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment.
Vidar Helgesen was in 2018 appointed Norway’s Special Envoy to the High-level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy. The Panel was launched by Prime Minister Solberg in 2018, and Mr Helgesen is responsible for coordinating Norway’s efforts in this area.
Vidar Helgesen (born 21 November 1968) is a Norwegian diplomat and politician for the Conservative party. He was appointed Minister of Climate and the Environment on 16 December 2015, having served as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Erna Solberg from 2013 to 2015. He served as Secretary-General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance from 2005 to 2013.
Dr. Winther serves on a number of national and international committees and delegations including deputy chair of the Norwegian Government’s Expert Committee on Northern Regions Policies, national expert to the Arctic Council and the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings, Lead Author on IPCC’s AR5, member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, the World Economic Forum, United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, expert to the High Level Panel on Sustainable Blue Economy and the Explorers Club.
Ph.D. (and M.S.) from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1993. From 2018, director of Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic at Nofima. Specialist Director at the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) from 2017. Chair of the Board of GRID Arendal from 2017. From 2005 to 2017, director of the NPI.
Main Responsibilities of MNR: regulate the development, utilization and protection of natural resources; establish a spatial planning system and supervise its implementation; act as public owner of all kinds of natural resources; unify various surveys and right-confirmation registration; establish a paid system to utilize natural resources; and administer the surveying, mapping and geological survey sectors.
The First Session of the 13th National People’s Congress held in March 2018 reviewed and adopted the Institutional Reform Plan of the State Council and decided to establish the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) to exercise unified governance over mountain, water, forest, land, lake and grassland systems, to exercise responsibilities as public owner of natural resources, to exercise responsibilities to regulate territorial space for all purposes and to protect and repair the ecology, and to resolve the issues of absence of owner of natural resources and overlapping in spatial planning. In international exchanges, the Ministry of Natural Resources retains the institutional title of State Oceanic Administration.
Guo Jingjing, is a female diver from China, the Olympic champion, acclaimed as the Queen of Diving. Jingjing was selected to dive for Chinese national team in 1993 until she announced her retirement in 2011. Jingjing was tied with her partner for winning the most Olympic medals (6) of any female diver and she won the 3m springboard event at five consecutive World Championships. She gave expression to her passion for charity work. As the UNICEF HK Ambassador, she participated in Baby friendly Action to raise the awareness on the maternal and child health. Jingjing devotes herself to promote No plastic campaign, seek for new technologies to deal with “plastics” and protect the ocean, as the WWF Ocean Ambassador.More information about speaker